Dual-boot with separate HDDs.

Dick Roark linuxguy.sg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 04:52:46 UTC 2010

G'mornin! I've already added the disk from blackie (he has the bad mboard).
The F12 needed a reinstall, so that's going on now.  It turns out that it
isn't too bad (but it isn't too elegant either) specifying the disk in BIOS
at boot.  When I get everything working (should be today) I will get into a
more elegant boot-specifying system. (/etc/grub.conf).

Why am I not surprised that you were the first geek responding to my SOS?

Will keep you posted, as always.



On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:12 PM, Harish Pillay <harish.pillay at gmail.com>wrote:

> > My main Linux box has suffered a motherboard failure. I am contemplating
> > just moving the HDD to the XP machine and setting up dual boot.  If this
> > isn't satisfactory, then it's a new motherboard.  I could boot by
> selecting
> > the desired disk using BIOS.  Is it possible have GRUB select the OS
> (disk)
> > at boot-up and go from there?
> Yes it is possible.  What you may want to do is to make the drive you
> are putting into the machine the 1st drive that will boot from.  Then you
> can edit the /etc/grub.conf file to add a few more entries to point to the
> other drive with XP.
> Harish
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